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MS 115 - Pat Jones Collection of G.V. Whitney and the Scout

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Title: MS 115 - Pat Jones Collection of G.V. Whitney and the ScoutAdd to your cart.

Primary Creator: Jones, Pat

Other Creators: Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt-Whitney, Gertrude, Whitney

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 06/00/1998

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Photos from an old scrapbook at the Cody/Garlow estate, correspondence and photos of Gertrude Whitney’s statue of BB, two BB letters, some Robert Bruce Allen papers, and Frank Hammitt papers.  Volume: one oversize box (1/4 c.f.)

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Repository: McCracken Research Library

Access Restrictions: McCracken Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials. Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation or publication. Contact McCracken Research Library for more information.

Acquisition Source: Donated by Pat Jones


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Folder 1: Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney (Gertrude V. Whitney)Add to your cart.

Handwritten letter with envelope “Dear Mrs. Allen” signed by Gertrude V. Whitney (date unknown).

Handwritten letter with envelope “Dear Mrs. Allen” signed Cornelius V. Whitney, October 1950.

Newspaper clipping of Mrs. Whitney and her statue of Col. Cody (date and newspaper unknown).

Newspaper clipping “Mrs. Whitney looks at Smokey and Smokey looks at Mrs. Whitney…”(date and newspaper unknown).

Typewritten essay telling of the original statue dedication and the 25th anniversary (one page).

Newspaper clipping “Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney’s Buffalo Bill” by Helen Appleton Read (date and newspaper unknown).

P.115.1  61/2 x 41/2 of statue dedication.

P.115.2  61/2 x 41/2 print of woman and six men in front of statue.

P.115.3  8 x 10 of large group of children in front of statue

P.115.4  8 x 10 of large group of children in front of statue

P.115.5  61/2 x 41/2 of little “Julia Cody Goodman laying the first William F. Schneider wreath” on the statue, 1933

Folder 2: Indian Studio PortraitsAdd to your cart.

P.115.6  Indian wearing a full headdress holding a bow and arrow (studio portrait).

P.115.7.1  Warrior wearing long headdress holding a war axe (studio portrait).

P.115.7.2  Duplicate of above warrior.

P.115.8  Nez Perce man sitting (studio portrait).

P.115.9  Two warriors, one wearing traditional plains warshirt, the other wearing a vest with a watch chain (studio portrait). 

P.115.10  Indian man with short hair and single feather wearing Navajo or Southwest attire (studio portrait).

P.115.11  Warrior with trailing headdress holding a calumet (studio portrait).

P.115.12  Indian man and woman – he is wearing a pointed hat and has ermine epaulets on his jacket (studio portrait).

P.115.13  Warrior wearing trailing headdress with bearclaw necklace (studio portrait).

P.115.14  Three men and a woman – all the men hold war axes and have short hair (studio portrait).

P.115.15  Warrior wearing fur and feather headdress holding a long stick and war axe (studio portrait).

P.115.16  Sitting Bull without headdress.

P.115.17  Sitting Bull with headdress looking forward.

P.115.18  Sitting Bull with headdress side view.

P.115.19  Sitting Bull with rifle full view.

Folder 3: Buffalo Bill Letters, 1915Add to your cart.

Handwritten letter from W.F.C. on Buffalo Bill letterhead “Raleigh, N.C. , Nov 5th” 1915

Two page handwritten letter from W.F.C. on Sells-Floto letterhead, [July crossed out] June 29, 1915

Folder 4: Other photosAdd to your cart.

P.115.20  8 x 10 of older woman blowing out birthday cake candles (c. 1950’s).

P.115.21  8 x 10 of dinner group gathering (c. 1950’s).

P.115.22  Large photo of BB with young Helen Cody Allen.

P.115.23  Large photo of BB with young Helen Cody Allen and other children.

P.115.24  Grouping of three photos showing (a) four mounted warriors, (b) a longhaired man with a boy and a girl all on horseback and (c) an old man holding a horse.

P.115.25  Small child in cowboy attire sitting on a large horse.

P.115.26  Man on white horse overseeing a herd of buffalo and elk.

P.115.27  William (Doc) Carver (studio portrait)

P.115.28  Cyclist and his high wheeler (studio portrait).  Possibly Richard Howell or W. M. Woodside.

P.115.29  Woman wearing a fur trimmed dress holding a rifle.

P.115.30  “Frontiersman” wearing a gold medal.  Possibly William (Buck) Taylor.

P.115.31  Horse with one white sock.

P.115.32  Group at North Platte house (man in foreground is reclined on elk horns).

P.115.33  Photo of a blond woman leaning on a fence. (studio portrait)

P.115.34  Photo of woman in P.115.33 covering her face with a fan. (studio portrait)

Folder 5: Robert Bruce Allen papersAdd to your cart.

P.115.35  Black and white photo of him as a child.

Certificate of Baptism, December 12, 1941.

Certified copy of death certificate, February 2, 1956.

Certified copy of Army Discharge, June 10, 1933.

Handwritten two-page biographical sketch of Robert Bruce Allen

Typewritten one page essay “Awakened from a realistic dream of Dad…”, Monday, March 13, 1967.

Handwritten letter to Helen from Gertrude, February11, 1956

Folder 6: Frank Hammitt papersAdd to your cart.

Two page handwritten letter from Vicente P. Oropeza, February 16, 1985 (in Spanish).

Handwritten translation of above letter.

Handwritten note on BBWW Show letterhead from Nate Salsbury, February 18, 1895.

Handwritten letter from W.F.C., April 9, 1894.

Handwritten note from W.F.C. (date and place unknown)

Handwritten letter on Buffalo Bill Department of Publicity letterhead from W.F.C., North Platte, March 10, 1895.

State of Wyoming Assistant Game Warden appointment certificate, July 29, 1902.

Marriage Certificate of Frank and Margaret, December 26, 1898.

Folder 7: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.

Weekly expense book from “Buffalo Bill’s Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders”, July 1901.

Program and menu from the “Buffalo Bill Luncheon” at the Burlington-Cody Inn, June 23, 1937.



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